Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, born in 1965 in northeast India, was trained in the meditative and intellectual disciplines of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of many of the greatest masters from Tibet’s pre-exile generation. He is a widely celebrated teacher, known for his skill in making the full richness of Buddhist wisdom accessible to modern minds, and devotes much of his energy to developing a vision of a genuine Western Buddhism. For more information, go to www.rebelbuddha.com.

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First US Air Force Buddhist Chaplain Answers, “Why?”

by Brett Campbell Nobody asks for the chaplain in the good moments. This is an unspoken rule I realized early in my career. Nobody thinks of the chaplain after they’ve delivered a healthy child or they take their first steps following an accident that left them bedbound for weeks. These are...
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Intermediate States: Bardos and Living and Dying from Ancient India to 21st Century New York

The term bardo, often translated as “intermediate state ” is a term that entered the popular imagination in the West with the publication of W.Y. Evans-Wentz’s 1927 translation of The Great Liberation by Hearing in the Intermediate States, which he rendered as The Tibetan Book...
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Samaya Vows

Most Tibetan Buddhists take vows at some point—during initiations, for example. This excerpt from Great Perfection: Outer and Inner Preliminaries by the Third Dzogchen Rinpoche describes the very concrete results of keeping—or not keeping—certain vows. The Secret Mantra’s samaya...
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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on Traversing the Bardo of Becoming

What happens right after death? Dzogchen Rinpoche’s practical description of the taste of that experience is taken from his book Mind Beyond Death. In the first stage of this bardo, when we still see ourselves as who we are right now, the appearances of the life we have just left can arise...
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Dzogchen

Taken from the introduction to Great Perfection: Outer and Inner Preliminaries by the Third Dzogchen Rinpoche, this brief excerpt clearly and simply lays out what the term Dzogchen means. The instructions of the Dzogchen lineage are used to directly point out the nature of mind and bring...
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